On the 85th day of hunger strike the state of Arab journalist Muhammad al-Kika deteriorated. It weighs about fifty pounds. According to doctors, fasting caused the body of 33-year-old man irreversible damage, and his life is in danger.
The website «Mako» reports that Muhammad al-Kik objection to any medical treatment. However, he refuses not only from eating but also from the drips with vitamins and saline solution that could support his life.
According to «IACS», the doctors at the hospital don’t want to act against the will of the patient, believing that the hunger strike is a legitimate means of fighting for their rights. The doctors say that forced feeding is a violation of the rights of the patient, and, in addition, not always helps to save lives — in some cases a painful procedure may harm the patient.
The journalist, who lived in the Hebron area, was arrested on 25 November 2015 on suspicion of having links with Hamas. He was placed under indefinite administrative detention, but after a few days he was on hunger strike, demanding his release. On 4 February, the high court ruled to temporarily suspend the administrative detention, however, refused the request to transfer Muhammad al-Kika from the hospital in Afula hospital in Ramallah. This decision did not satisfy the journalist, and he continued the hunger strike.
The website Nana10 reports that on 18 February the CEO of the organization «Betzelem» Hagai Elad, has turned to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with a request to immediately release al-Cliques and criticized the decision of the judges of the high court of appeals.